Hackers can steal data more than one billion users Yahoo. This is stated in the company’s statement, published on the official website.
“Based on data analysis by forensic experts, we believe that the unauthorized intrusion of a third party in August 2013 attracted to stealing data related to more than one billion user accounts”, — stated in the message.
We can talk about user names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and key issues for their shift. At the same time, the company believes that the hackers failed to get to information about Bank accounts and cards.
In connection with the revealed hacking Yahoo urged all its users to change their passwords and said it is working with law enforcement agencies investigating a cyber attack.
In Yahoo I think that this incident is likely not related to the hacking of 500 million accounts in 2014, which became known in September 2016. Then you were also talking about the theft of data on users ‘ names, addresses, email and passwords.
Earlier in July 2016 Yahoo has agreed to sell its Internet division to Verizon Communications for $4.83 billion. the biggest data thefts could put the deal in jeopardy, analysts say. In September it was reported that Verizon probably won’t pass on the deal, but asked about a discount of $100-200 million.